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Popular Viola Teachers Near Swarthmore

Amber R.

Blue Bell, PA
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Thomas W.

Downingtown, PA
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Amanda B.

West Chester, PA
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Amber R. Blue Bell, PA

Since 2008 I have maintained an active music studio teaching both violin and viola! My lessons are designed around you and your goals for music. I use a combination of Suzuki method and traditional (meaning you'll learn how to read music right away if you can't already) My lessons are catered to your needs, but warm ups, scales, etudes and repertoire are the building blocks of my lessons. Technique is a huge part of the way I teach--so you'll definitely get a solid understanding of how to play beautifully and accurately! I'm a relaxed and gentle teacher, and I'm never going to have anything but a smile on my face, so there's no need to feel stressed or nervous.

About Amber

Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2013
Masters of Music in Viola Performance in progress at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2015

Ms. R. began her studies on violin at an early age. After studying violin for 10 years, she made the switch to viola and never looked back! She performs internationally--most recently traveling to the Isle of Man for the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition as a finalist to compete in the 2013 competition (this is one of the two international competitions in the world for viola!). In July of 2014, Ms. R. will be returning to perform at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. She has studied as well as performed in Shanghai, Beijing and many other cities across ...

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Shannon T. November 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is a great instructor! She is patient and creative in her approach to teaching new techniques. Lessons are always fun yet challenging. I would recommend Amber to anyone considering taking violin or viola lessons!
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Kevin M. May 21, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is a great Violin/Viola teacher and has been very knowledgeable and helpful! Amber hones in on where a student needs improvement in their playing and explains in a way that's easy to understand how to improve. Lessons are always fun and you can tell Amber enjoys teaching!

I've played brass instruments throughout High School and decided to attempt to teach myself the Violin after I graduated College. After almost a year of struggling I started to take lessons with Amber and she quickly helped me improved my form and technique with my left and right hand, obtain proper equipment, and provide exercises on what to practice to continue improving. I have noticed a drastic improvement since I started taking lessons with Amber and I highly recommend her as your Violin or Viola teacher!
Thomas W. Downingtown, PA

I can help beginning students on viola learn the basics.

About Thomas

Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania and New ...

Amanda B. West Chester, PA

Though violin was the first instrument I learned, the viola just might be my favorite to play and teach. I've been teaching viola for the past two years. Technique, confidence building and rhythm are my main focuses for viola students. I aim to give all my students well rounded musical knowledge about theory, music history and musical terminology.

About Amanda

I am currently studying at West Chester University of Pennsylvania majoring in Violin Performance, with oboe as my minor instrument. I perform with the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble and many other small ensembles on campus. I am also an active performer in the local area, and I especially enjoy playing in operas and musical theater. I have experience playing classical, fiddle and rock genres, with my focus being classical. I have been teaching students of all ages and levels for the past five years. I recently completed the introductory 'Every Child Can!' course for Suzuki instructors and will be continuing my training to become fully certified. I am a member of American String Teachers Association (ASTA), a national organization ...

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Lotus M. July 8, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Amanda has impressed me by her excellent way of teaching violin to my 6 years old. I highly recommend her.

Shanay W.

West Chester, PA
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Emily S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Elkins Park, PA
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Shanay W. West Chester, PA

I can teach beginner viola.

About Shanay

Hello, My name is Shanay i have been studying music for about 13 years. I started playing the piano when i was in elementary school. I started to play the cello when i entered high school. After high school i entered West Chester University for music education with a focus on cello. While attending University i took lesson in violin. viola and cello. I am currently a psychology major with a minor in music and would hope to hear from you soon.

Emily S. Philadelphia, PA

I can teach beginning-advanced viola students, and I can also help a student in the process of switching from violin to viola.

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola and piano from the beginner-intermediate level. I have a very encouraging and positive teaching style, and you will have fun as you learn and explore new things about music!

Ruth F. Elkins Park, PA

I have taught beginners through advanced college students.

About Ruth

I began studying the violin at the age of 4 with the assistant concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. I studied violin though my junior year of college at Temple University, when I switched to the viola. I have extensive knowledge and proficiency on both instruments and have been teaching for 33 years.

I teach all levels from beginning to advanced, preschool through mature adult . I have been told that I have a gift for teaching young children.

I enjoy teaching! I get a great deal of satisfaction from watching a student master a concept, whether that student is 5, or 55; the thrill is the same!

I tailor my lessons to each student's ability, personality, and time commitment. I set realistic and attainable goals and am very easy to work with. I use an interactive ...

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Whether you are a beginner Viola student, intermediate Viola student, or advanced Viola student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Viola skills. Your choices for a Swarthmore Viola instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Viola instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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